Step 1: Supplies
Filler for the dolls body such as batting, straw, or rice
Black and white Socks with no match ( all of us at one time or another have a sock with no mate) and I used one black trouser sock
Pattern for doll and dress or make your own pattern like I did
Step 2: Draw the Pattern Pieces Onto the Fabric
Trace the pattern onto the fabric using a light pencil, It helps to allow room along the edges of the fabric to place the hoop so that the fabric will be tight as you embroidery the design.
Do not cut out the fabric pieces until after you embroider all of the designs.
Step 3: Embroider the Face and Torn Designs of the Doll
Step 4: Cut Out the Fabric Pattern Pieces
With right sides together sew around the body of the doll leaving the hip section open to allow for stuffing.
Sew the arms and legs leaving the end open of the arms and legs that will be attached to the body of the doll.
Step 5: Stuff the Body and Arms and Legs
Stitch the open ends after filling with the filler. I hope you can understand by viewing the pictures
Step 6: Stitch the Arms Legs to the Body of the Doll.
Step 7: Sew the Doll's Hair
Sew a few strands of yarn to frame the dolls forehead and part of the face as shown.
Fold a piece of the yarn in half.
Place the center of the yarn over the head of the doll where you want to sew and place one strand to the front of the face and the remaining half over the back of the head and stitch to secure.
When the desired amount of hair is sewn use your hand and flip the yarn strands from the front over the head towards the back and use your fingers straighten out the hair.
Step 8: Dress
Cut out the dress front and back pieces.
Cut fabric shapes to sew to the dress front.
Sew the scraps onto the dress front.
Place the right sides of the dress front to the right sides of the dress back together.
Sew the shoulders and side seams of the dress.
Dress the doll.
Step 9: Shoes and Socks
I put the socks on the doll.
Then I cut the black trouser sock in the shape of a shoe and stitched it to the doll.
Step 10: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts